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Nitish draws flak from BJP over food law implementation

Nitish draws flak from BJP over food law implementation
As the Assembly sat for the day, BJP members insisted that adjournment notice given by two of its members be taken up first on alleged irregularities in implementation of Food law in Bihar since
February last year.

Binod Narayan Jha, who had given the adjournment notice with party MLA Sanjay Singh Tiger, alleged that more than 50 lakh beneficiaries have yet not received their ration cards. The BJP members trooped into the well and started shouting anti-government slogans.

When all persuasions to restore normalcy in the House failed, Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary first adjourned the house till 12 o’clock and later till 2 PM. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not in the House at the time. BJP had created ruckus in Legislative Council on Thursday on the same issue.

Later, speaking to reporters outside the House, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak trashed the opposition allegation and said BJP was doing so to attract publicity.

On the issue of ration cards, he said the state government has handed over a list of 47 lakh additional beneficiaries to the Centre by posting names on NIC website three months back. “It is the fault of the Centre that it has not incorporated these additional names and provided extra allotment of foodgrains to Bihar under Food law,” he added.

Lalu to march to Raj Bhawan against Centre’s policies

Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and other members of the party will march to Raj Bhawan here on March 15, protesting against the Centre’s policies on black money, amendments in Land Acquisition Bill, unemployment and inflation.

The proetst march, which will be led by Yadav, would also press the BJP-led government to keep its word on depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of common people after bringing back the black money stashed in abroad, party state president Ram Chandra Purve said. “All preparations have been made for it. Yadav is arriving in Patna on Friday evening itself. Party leaders from panchayat to state-level from across Bihar will assemble in Patna for the march,” he said.

Purve said around 20,000 people from across the state will participate in the march, he said adding “BJP is trying to bring a black law that will deprive our farmers of land, their sole means to eke out a living.”
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